The Online Trading Academy Story

Brandon Wandell

Online Trading Academy teaches adult students to trade and invest at a professional level using modern online tools. Our business model was born in 1997 when we operated our own large trading floor; the training provided to new traders was so effective that we eventually switched our focus to education vs. active trading.

Our first Financial Education Center was company-owned, but we quickly realized that the model could be easily replicated with appropriate support and the first Online Trading Academy franchise opened in 2005. Today we have over 30 franchises around the world in addition to the original Center. Over 200,000 investors have experienced our education.

Early on, we began building a marketing team with experience at some of the most recognizable brands in the world. We have developed our program through direct response (web, direct mail and email) and search marketing as well as attendance at investor conferences and we continue to extensively test and refine our marketing message. You as a franchisee will have the opportunity to use our proven brand messages customized to bring students to your local center. In addition you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of optional programs designed to give you a first mover’s advantage in any market.

Exclusive franchise territories are still available in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia. Please submit the inquiry form for details.

More About Online Trading Academy

Our Financial Education Centers offer a spectrum of trading styles and instruments including from Short Term Trading, Swing Trading, Position Trading, and Investment Theory for Stocks, Options, Futures (E-minis & Commodities) and Currencies.

Our training courses are geared toward individual investors or traders, novice or experienced, who want to learn how to use the same tools and professional trading techniques as the professional traders on Wall Street. These courses offer a complete education and training experience focusing on trading fundamentals, technical analysis, risk management, and highly-developed skills of execution for virtually any trading instrument.

Online Trading Academy was awarded the "Voyager Award for Education Excellence" from Technology Investor magazine. We were also recognized for excellence in education by Active Trader magazine, Stocks and Commodities magazine, Traders World magazine,, the Wall Street Journal and Investor Business Daily.

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